Barings, Hines buy Reed District site in Nashville for mixed-use project

Barings, Hines buy Reed District site in Nashville for mixed-use project
Barings and Hines Acquire Reed District Site in Nashville - Photo courtesy of Barings and Hines.

Barings and Hines have formed a joint venture partnership to acquire the Reed District site in Nashville for the future development of a 2.7-million-square foot multi-phased mixed-use project.

Barings said Reed District represents a distinctive investment opportunity to transform a 12-acre gateway site in Midtown Nashville into a locally focused, mixed-use destination with music, art, food and entertainment-oriented uses.

”The project will draw from the historic character of the approximately 100-year old Coca-Cola building, converting it into a modern retail and creative office hub and developing high-rise office, apartment, hospitality, lifestyle and essential services, all within an infill setting located directly in the path of Nashville’s continuing urban renaissance,” said the company in a press release

Phase I of the Reed District will total in excess of 800,000 square feet with construction planned to commence in 2Q 2023 and will include the ground-up development of a 300-unit apartment building, 300,000-square-foot office building, 250-key hotel, the adaptive re-use of a vintage Coca-Cola bottling plant to include 100,000 square feet of creative office and destination lifestyle retail and an activated green space which will serve as the centerpiece for the entire project.

“The joint venture development of Reed District is a continuation of the long-standing relationship between Barings and Hines targeting expanding urban centers. The Reed District will be a transformative development connecting the West End and Downtown Nashville,” said Chris Black, Barings Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Acquisitions, Western U.S.

Vikram Mehra, Senior Managing Director and City Head of Nashville for Hines, added, “We are privileged to be working with Barings to remake this important gateway site, honor the longstanding history of the Coke Building and legacy of the Reed family, while crafting a thoughtful development to serve the needs of Nashville’s next generation users.”